Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB) is the only airport that links Djibouti with Dubai. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Puntland, Somaliland, Tanzania, Egypt, Madagascar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Yemen are among the destinations served. Flights to Paris are operated by Air France and Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines (D3) [www], with Daallo also flying to Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia. The airport is located 5 kilometers (3 miles) south of town.
There are highways connecting Djibouti to Assab (Eritrea) and Dikhil (Ethiopia). Travelers utilizing them should be warned that road conditions are usually bad and that personal security may be jeopardized, especially while going to Ethiopia. Because political circumstances in Ethiopia and Eritrea are volatile, visitors are recommended to verify transit restrictions. There are currently no travel restrictions to Eritrea, and there are no official border crossings. For the inside, four-wheel-drive cars are advised. A new roadway connects Djibouti with Tadjoura. Traffic travels on the right side of the road. Water and gasoline should be carried on every trip that takes you off the beaten path. Although not legally necessary, an International Driving Permit is advised. On presentation of a valid British or Northern Ireland driving license, local authorities will issue a temporary driving license.
Buses go from Djibouti to the majority of the country’s cities and villages. Buses only depart when they are completely packed. Djibouti has a minibus service that stops on demand. There is a flat-fare system in place.
Djibouti and Yemen are connected via a ferry service. Djibouti City is one of the most heavily traveled ports in eastern Africa.